Dylan Thomas Prize: Swansea University reveals longlist

Cerys Matthews The shortlist for the prize will be announced on 4 September

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A Man Booker Prize winner is among 15 books on the longlist for the 2014 Dylan Thomas Prize.

Welsh poet and author Owen Sheers and Glasgow-based Jamaican poet Kei Miller are also in the running.

Two entries, The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton and A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing by Eimear McBride, won the 2013 Man Booker Prize and 2014 Baileys Women's Prize respectively.

The winner, who will be announced in November, gets £30,000.

This is the seventh year of the prize, which is open to authors aged 39 and under.

One of the judges, Cerys Matthews, said: "This year's long list is truly delicious. It features international works across all genres - poetry, prose and drama - and has attracted young international writers of incredible talent.

"It is a delight to be part of the judging panel in this centenary year of Dylan Thomas's birth."

The Swansea University prize will be whittled down to a shortlist that will be revealed in September, before the award is finally made at a gala dinner in the city.

The longlist is:

  • Daniel Alarcón, At Night We Walk in Circles
  • Eleanor Catton, The Luminaries
  • John Donnelly, The Pass
  • Joshua Ferris, To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
  • Emma Healey, Elizabeth is Missing
  • Meena Kandasamy, The Gypsy Goddess
  • Eimear McBride, A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing
  • Kseniya Melnik, Snow in May
  • Kei Miller, The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion
  • Nadifa Mohamed, The Orchard of Lost Souls
  • Owen Sheers, Mametz
  • Tom Rob Smith, The Farm
  • Rufi Thorpe, The Girls from Corona del Mar
  • Naomi Wood, Mrs Hemingway
  • Hanya Yanagihara, The People in the Trees

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